Tiger Family Newsletter

January 16, 2023

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Week Of January 16th

Monday 1/16 - No School, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday 1/17 - STEM Club, Coding Club 2nd/3rd grade, Girls Volleyball Game

Wednesday 1/18 - Girls Volleyball, Club Leo

Thursday 1/19- Coding Club 4th/5th grade, Girls Volleyball, Polished Pebbles, Chess Club

Friday 1/20 - Karate, Dance

School Calendar Corrections

Upon reviewing the school calendar, there are two errors we want to make you aware of.

  • On Monday, February 20th, there will be NO SCHOOL.
  • The last day of school is Thursday, June 1st.

An updated calendar will be shared to reflect those corrections.

Important Testing Information, Please Read!

Each Wednesday Covid, RSV, and Flu testing will take place at Lincoln Elementary school. The test is completed using a mouth swab and results are returned within a day. Testing will be completed by S&T labs. Please complete the following form to notify us of your wishes for your child regarding testing. Testing is available on Mondays as well, but only for students that are suspected of being sick. Thank you!

Cada miércoles se realizarán pruebas de Covid, RSV y Flu en la escuela de Lincoln. La prueba se completa con un hisopo bucal y los resultados se devuelven en un día. Las pruebas serán completadas por los laboratorios de S&T. Complete el siguiente formulario para notificarnos sus deseos para su hijo con respecto a las pruebas. Las pruebas también están disponibles los lunes, pero solo para los estudiantes que se sospecha que están enfermos. ¡Gracias!

Parent Information and Resources

In the following section you will find several important flyers that pertain to school and community events that are taking place this month. Please take a moment to review the information. Thank you!

January Breakfast Menu

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January Lunch Menu

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News from the Multilingual Department!

Below, you will find some informational materials about upcoming free professional development workshops in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education. All of these workshops are free, flexibly-scheduled and virtual for safe, convenient access, and grant the participants free PD credit hours to maintain their necessary licensure.

These workshops cover a variety of topics, from translanguaging to leveraging YouTube for language development moments, from the new Spanish language arts standards to supporting LTELs. With at least one in every 10 Illinois students being English learners, it is more crucial that all educators—not just teachers in the multilingual department—gain resources and strategies to better support Lincoln students.

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Quick Pick Me Up!

Amid a crush of heavy news from around the world, who couldn't use some sage advice right now? Call a new hotline, and you'll get just that — encouraging words from a resilient group of kindergartners. Peptoc, as the free hotline is called, is a project from the students of West Side Elementary, a small school in the town of Healdsburg, Calif. It was put together with the help of teachers Jessica Martin and Asherah Weiss. Martin, who teaches the arts program at the school, says she was inspired by her students' positive attitudes, despite all they've been through — the pandemic, wildfires in the region and just the everyday challenges of being a kid. So the next time you need a little boost, call (707) 873-7862.

Early Pickups and Parent Visitors

  • If you are picking your child up early or are coming for a meeting, please have your Drivers License or State ID with you. We need to scan the IDs of all adults coming into the building during the day.
  • Also, please be sure to tell anyone that is an Emergency Contact to have their ID when picking your child up as well.
  • We strongly suggest checking your information in the PowerSchool Parent Portal for accuracy. If you need assistance you can contact our PowerSchool Parent Helpers at pshelp@L156.org

Para leer el boletin en español use el botón Traducir

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Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival - Please pull all the way up to the Main Entrance Area before letting your child out of your vehicle. There are staff members posted to ensure that your child arrives to their designated door safely. Do not let your child out in the middle of 157th Street, it is unsafe for your child to cross through cars using the drop off lane. Also, please be mindful of students on 156th Place. The school zone speed limit is 20 MPH.

Dismissal - Please maintain a 20 MPH speed around the building. Also, please watch for students that are still learning traffic safety. The staff parking lot is NOT a designated pick up area, please do not use this space to pick up your child.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • Friday, January 20, End of Second Quarter
  • Friday, February 17, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, February 20, No School